Registered Owner: Caledonian Sky Shipping Inc. (Owner Noble Caledonia since 2011) - Operator: Noble Caledonia - UK.
March-2009 Hebridean International Cruises has sold HEBRIDEAN
Spirit, which was sold for $7 million (£4.8 million) to a Middle Eastern
buyer to be converted into a private yacht.To Swis Interest -SBK Marine Bermuda Ltd.
|Salén Ship Management is a ship management company based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our mission is to manage small expedition and destination cruise ships at a four star plus standard. Salén Ship Management has the technical and hotel management of the M/S Island Sky and the M/S Caledonian Sky.|
Entered service: 1991 - Refit:2011/12 - Gross tonnage: 4.200 - Passengers lower beds: 114 - all berths: 114 - Passenger decks: 5 - Length: 90,60 m. - Beam: 15.30 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines make MAN - B&W type 8L28/32A-FHO - total output 2x 1.760 kW. - 2 Fixed pitch propellers - Service speed: 16 knots - Built at: Nuovi Cantieri Apuania - Italy. Yard no.1145 - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: Bureau Veritas
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 36.84|
Former names: Renaissance Six- Sun Viva II - Mega Star Capricorn - Hebridean Spirit (2001-2009) - Sunrise (2009-2011) - Caledonian Sky (2011-until present
Sister Ships: Renaissance Five (now Sea Spirit) - Renaissance Seven (now Hebridean Sky since 2016) - Renaissance Eight (now Island Sky)
|March 4-2017 A
British-owned, Bahamian-flagged Noble Caledonia cruise ship sailed into
1,600 metres of coral reef in the western Indonesian archipelago of Raja
Ampat on March 4, damaging the structural stability of the underwater
environment. The 114-passenger, 90-metre CALEDONIAN SKY ran
aground before evacuating all passengers from the ship and being pulled
back out to sea, Ricardo Tapilatu of the Research Center for Pacific
Marine Resources at the University of Papua said. "A tugboat from Sorong
city was deployed to help refloat the cruise ship, which is something
that shouldn’t have happened because it damaged the reef even worse,"
Tapilatu told The Guardian. "They should’ve waited for high tide," he
said. By pulling the 4,200-tonne cruise-liner immediately back out, the
ship operators caused even more harm to one of the world’s most populous
and diverse ecosystems. "Noble Caledonia is firmly committed to
protection of the environment," the company said in a statement. "Which
is why it is imperative that the reasons for it are fully investigated,
understood and any lessons learned incorporated in operating
procedures." The Indonesian evaluation team in charge of determining
repair costs of the reef has suggested Noble Caledonia pay between
$1,077 and $1,650 per square metre, a total of $1.72-$2.6 million, The
Guardian reports. Repairs will include more mooring buoys to avoid ships
entering the shallow zone along with better sailing tracks to help guide
ships through the area. Reviving the reef could take a decade, Tapilatu
said. "The government has had talks about compensation with the ship
company, and I’m optimistic that this won’t go to court," Tapilatu said.
"Unfortunately, there will not be any moves for coral revival until we
get the money." The ship was embarking on a 16-night trip from Papua New
Guinea to the Philippines, carrying 102 passengers and 79 crew. After
inspection, divers concluded that the ship’s stability was not
compromised. The is expected to arrive in Manila on March 14. source:
March 17-2017 The Indonesian government is considering criminal charges against a British cruise ship operator, and the extradition of the -captain, after one of its liners ran aground in West Papua’s pristine Raja Ampat, causing millions of dollars of damage to coral reefs. The CALEDONIAN SKY, a 4290-tonne liner carrying hundreds of passengers, ran aground on March 4 near Kri Island, part of the Raja Ampat chain famed for its diving and snorkelling.
The ship is believed to have -entered the Dampier Strait — -famous for shoals, reefs and -extreme tides — without -permission during low tide and smashed through more than 13,500sq m of coral reefs as it ran aground. The damage to the environment, the mainstay of a local community that relies on tourism and fishing, has been estimated at more than $20 million. A statement on the Noble Caledonia shipping company website said it was "very upset" and sorry that its actions had resulted in reef damage and had -already established a fund to help the local population and contribute to the reef’s repair. "We are working with local experts to understand how we can assist with the regeneration of the reef," it said. "The master on duty at the time is one of the world’s leading expedition captains. He has many years’ experience of working on such operations.
Australian the community was "fairly outraged" by the grounding, and that there was a strong case for completely banning ships like the Caledonian Sky from the region. source : The Australian
March 27-2017 The Indonesian government has whacked a US$451 million/£350 million/400 million Euro fine on the British company that operates a cruise ship that ran aground off Raja Ampat in March. Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry calculated the fine by adding up the damage to the ecosystem wrought by the Bahamian-flagged, 90-meter/295-foot-long ship MV CALEDONIAN SKY — totalling about 18,882 square meters — and the regional economy, according to Scuba Diver Magazine.
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